Reviewed the perfectly enjoyable Style Band Tokyo compilation, featuring the likes of Hotel Mexico and Lillies And Remains, for The Japan Times today. Read it here. As mentioned, it’s a good collection but it also doesn’t shed a ton of light on what Style Band Tokyo really is about.
The best discovery was Pop-Office, a Nagoya group that plays around with the same 80s sounds as Lillies And Remains and PLASTICZOOMS but instead of detached cool they indulge in emotional singing. Listen to more of their stuff here.